Kedah drops Ramadan bar closure plan

Hazlan Zakaria

Modified 17 Jul 2011, 11:28 am

A Malaysian state controlled by an Islamic opposition party has dropped a plan to force bars, discos and karaoke clubs to close during the Muslim fasting month, an official said Sunday.

Northern Kedah state, which includes the popular resort island of Langkawi, decided in May to ban all entertainment during Ramadan next month, said an official from the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), which runs the state.

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